- do nothing --bury our heads in the sand and maintain the attitude and behavior of selfish individualism "kanya-kanya" and "tough luck" dismissal of those less fortunate as usual? or
- inform ourselves about/to appreciate more deeply the roots of our perennial perdition, (share the knowledge) and then decide what to do for the sake of the "common good."
ON PRESIDENTS , ET AL
ROXAS AND HIS PRO-AMERICANISM
Written by Indalecio P. Soliongco, Editorial Writer/columnist, Manila Chronicle
Edited by Prof. Renato Constantino
Indeed, if the truth be told, what he tried to do was to turn back the clock of history. He dealt with our national problems as if the Philippines were an American colony and the Filipinos the most loyal subjects of the United States.
Sourcebook: SOLIONGCO TODAY, A Contemporary from the Past. Edited by Prof. Renato Constantino, 1981, pages 303-306
NOTE: As alluded to in the Preface of the source book: Mr. Indalecio (Yeyeng) P. Soliongco was editorial writer/columnist of the Manila Chronicle from the late 1940s to 1971. He wrote over 8000 columns in his "Seriously Speaking" column. He discussed various subjects but concentrating on day-to-day sociopolitical developments; exposing the hypocrisy, lack of intellectual and moral integrity of many public figures.
”We gave the Philippines political freedom to enter the world family of nations, but did we give them internal political liberty? More important still, did we grant them economic freedom?” – Harold L. Ickes, longest tenured U.S. Secretary of the Interior (1933-1946) in his Introduction to the book.
- President Roxas as a leading collaborator, who joined the Japanese puppet government;
- Roxas machinations to obtain the free trade and military agreements with the United States, which meant sole dependence on the U.S. and not freedom (for the native Filipino, free trade had been and is the noose around his neck);
- the feudal economy of the Haciendas (the rich to dispossess and exploit the poor), which historically is the root of the agrarian unrest being maintained;
- Roxas' presidency, a poster-boy for Filipino dictatorship, to be perfected a generation later by Ferdinand E. Marcos;
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THE PHILIPPINES READER
A History of Colonialism, Neocolonialism, Dictatorship, and Resistance
Daniel B. Schirmer (Editor) and Stephen R. Shalom (Editor)Pages: 428
Release Date: 1987-01-01
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and yet deprecate agitation
are men who want crops without
plowing up the ground;
they want rain without thunder and
They want the ocean without the
awful roar of its waters.
This struggle may be a moral one
or it may be a physical one
or it may be both moral and physical
but it must be a struggle.
Power concedes nothing without a
It never did, and never will." – Frederick Douglass, American Abolitionist, Lecturer, Author and Slave, 1817-1895